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“Great spot for lunch along the harbor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kopar

Kopar
Geirsgata 3, Reykjavik 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 567 2700
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Ranked #27 of 348 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch along the harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The place has a very nice atmosphere--distressed wide-planked pine flooring, red brick, dim lighting, picture windows over looking the old harbor. You're not going to do much better in Reykjavik (unless you go to the Pearl with its revolving restaurant that lets you see the whole city)

I got the fish of the day lunch special, which was catfish (this is not the same as American Catfish--this is Atlantic Catfish, aka Wolffish, Scotch Halibut). It was prepared perfectly with some kind of fruity sauce on it and served with potatoes, a small salad and fresh sourdough bread. I had a beer with it and the total was about $30 US.

Though the restaurant wasn't full, there were many other groups/couples (alas, I was the only single) and the service was great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, New York
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52 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fun and cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is a relatively new dockside restaurant which has a buzz of excitement. The adventure menu was a good choice and price was fair (about $50 p/p without wine). Good shrimp started with light dill sauce. Loved the cod tongue tempura; the crab cocktail was served in a jar and was refreshing. The salmon was excellent as was the turkey drumstick(!). Desserts were fab.
There seems to be a trend in rekjavik where food is presented in interesting cups and expected ways.
It's fun.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Another wonderful fish experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We never had a bad meal in Iceland and this was the perfect end to the trip as our last evening meal.

Restaurant opened at 6pm and we were one of the first to sit down, we were glad we were as by 7pm there wasn't a spare seat in the house!
This was totally by chance as we were in the harbour area just looking for a place that looked good, I think we picked the right place!

From the second we sat down the maitre d' made us feel welcome and special, water and very delicious and well presented bread and butter were quickly on our table, order taken and when our main course arrived again the maitre d' was on hand to "introduce" our food, a nice touch.

We all had various fish dishes and, like everywhere in Iceland, they were superb,
I had a quirky take on fish and chips,
the chips being from sweet potatoes in a wonderful seasoning,
the cod fillet was in a delicious batter,
a fish supper back here in Scotland will never seem as good again I don't think!

My fellow diners both had fish in lemon sauce and were equally happy.

Dessert order was then taken,
a great selection for even the fussiest of eaters,
all three of us changed our minds several times before ordering!

Only negative of the evening, and it's a small one, having ordered dessert we were left waiting for what seemed an eternity,
however even here the maitre d' recovered the situation,
noticing our empty table she came over, apologised and within seconds we had our desserts.

All three were again "introduced" and were as good as the mains had been.

Finally came time to pay the bill and whilst it was the most expensive meal we had in Iceland, even then I think it was worth every penny (or Krona!) at around £80 for our 2 courses plus drinks.

Another place we will definitely be back to if in the Reykjavik area!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
“Good food, prices ok but slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I had some great salmon and really good wine but the service was a bit too slow. Fantastic view and cosy atmosphere

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kopavogur, Iceland
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good value and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Staff was very friendly, service good, location and atmosphere great. The food was excellent and at a very good value (compared to similar restaurants in Reykjavík). I had the mussels for a starter but did unfortunatly not like the broth they came in. Ordered the Slow-cooked beef cheek Bourgignon and it was amazing, so much flavor and really tasty.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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